Life Update

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not too personal on the blog. There are some things that I feel are relevant to share, and there are some that I feel don't need to be shared. But I feel this is important to share with all of you.

Unfortunately, my mom hasn't been feeling well for the past couple of weeks. We all thought it was fatigue because she was completely wiped out; she was picking up extra shifts at the hospital she works at, planning two Christmas parties, and endless Christmas shopping. The only problems she had were her fatigue and speech -- she knew what she wanted to say, but it always came out as something completely different. This got worse on New Year's Day. We had her do nothing but relax the next three days, but nothing changed. She went to the doctors on Tuesday, and she was told it was a neurological problem and that she would need to get an MRI. She got the MRI, and it was discovered that my mom has a brain tumor. My mom has been in a hospital in Boston since Wednesday night, and she will be having surgery tomorrow morning. Chemo and radiation will be happening in the next couple of weeks.

Taking all of this news in was devastating -- as it would be for anyone else. It has been extremely difficult to adjust, but things have gotten better. My older sister actually had cancer almost ten years ago when she was just 15 -- so if one Mason can beat cancer, so can another! It has definitely helped that all of our family and friends have been so loving and supporting.

It was one of my absolute goals to blog more, but I'm realizing now that it's best if I take a little blogging break for a while. My mom's health is my most important priority, and I want to help out in whatever way I can.

Many thanks to all of you for being so understanding. XO


  1. Ashley, I'll be thinking of you and your family. Always here to support you along this journey. Much love!

  2. Praying for you, your mother, and your family. You are such a strong and determined young woman and I know that you will go far.

  3. Ashely, I'm sending my prayers your way! I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts during this journey.
    With love,

  4. Sending prays and positive thoughts your way! Let me know if you need guest posts or anything, my best friend's mom has been dealing with cancer for a second time in the past year, so I know it's hard!


  5. Prayers for your family, sweet girl! I know how cancer can be so tough for the whole family!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  6. Sending my prayers! I have been in a similar situation and I understand what you're going through. Keeping you in my thoughts <3


  7. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers and I know the two of you can stay strong.

    Xoxo, Kate //

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. If you need anything or anyone to talk to. I'm here for you.


  9. Sending love your way Ash! Let me know if you need anything!

    XO, Rachel